Wu Wei

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Abstract

Interactive media is typically based on the idea of change. One creates a stimulus for the computer, which then gives a response. Changing the computer's response is determined by modifying its input. Wu Wei is the fundamental Taoist principle meaning "without action." When applied to an interactive artwork, this concept creates an oxymoron. Here, the intention is to act without acting. Wu Wei is both a non-interactive and interactive installation that uses computer vision as its control device. This piece is designed to question a participant's conceptions about interactive art, the pace of 21 st century life, and digital media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages997-998
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1581138938, 9781581138931
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2004Oct 16 2004

Publication series

NameACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia

Other

OtherACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period10/10/0410/16/04

Keywords

  • Action
  • Chinese
  • Interactive
  • Invisible
  • Meditation
  • Non-action
  • Scroll
  • Taoism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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